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« on: October 11, 2004, 01:20:00 AM »

I am in the mood for a good PC sci-fi game, something with lots of atmosphere and a decent story.

Some games that I have finished that might have met the demand:

~KOTOR
~Project Eden
~Deus Ex
~Outcast
~System Shock II

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2004, 01:41:12 AM »

Have you played Beyond Good & Evil?  It's superb.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004, 01:55:49 AM »

Haven't you heard?

Sci-fi games are now defunct.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004, 02:05:37 AM »

The Longest Journey might fit, depending on how strictly you're interpreting sci-fi...
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004, 03:54:54 AM »

Another vote for Beyond Good And Evil. I picked up the PC version for $4 and what a good purchase. VERY good looking and a great game to boot.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004, 04:02:49 AM »

The first thing that came to mind, was, uh, Planetfall.   :?
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2004, 04:05:46 AM »

If you haven't played them yet, howabout giving the Fallout games a spin? Old graphics but classic gaming!
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2004, 04:10:28 AM »

There is no proof that sci-fi exists.  That is conclusive evidence.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2004, 04:18:26 AM »

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If you haven't played them yet, howabout giving the Fallout games a spin? Old graphics but classic gaming!

If you have a local Fry's Electronics in your state (West Coast only for the most part), I've seen both Fallout and Fallout 2 in a combo pack for the whopping low price of $5. Needless to say, I picked that up in an instant. I've played and beaten the two titles already, but I can't find my box/game anymore...  :cry:

In the RPG front with a sci-fi theme, there's the oldies Septerra Core (I think I'm spelling that right), and that other action/RPG by Ion Storm I thought. Arachanox, or something close to it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2004, 04:24:25 AM »

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The first thing that came to mind, was, uh, Planetfall.   :?


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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2004, 04:37:50 AM »

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In the RPG front with a sci-fi theme, there's the oldies Septerra Core (I think I'm spelling that right), and that other action/RPG by Ion Storm I thought. Arachanox, or something close to it.

yes, the ion storm title is anachronox, a sometimes tedious, mostly fun and always funny type of game.  i like it, though i've yet to complete it.  must have gotten to one of those tedious bits.  frown
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2004, 01:01:37 PM »

Anachronox was the first one that entered my mind.  

Beyond Good & Evil is also another good recommendation.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2004, 01:17:10 PM »

I'm sure that Bioshock will fit your demands, but that could be a while. :cry:

Restricted Area might be your thing if you like Diablo gaming. It's a bit like a mix between Crusader and Diablo (of course). The graphics ain't great, and the levels are a little too big for my liking, but it's not bad.

Deus Ex : Invisible War isn't as bad as it's made to be, and with the fan patches looks pretty good. While not a patch on the original it's still a fun game in it's own right.

The Nomad Soul was an entertaining adventure set in the future. While the arcade mini games were fairly dismil. the rest was pretty good. The guys who made it are doing a new game that looks like it could be a contender.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2004, 02:18:29 PM »

Being unable to think of anything else, I'd throw in my hat with Fallout 1 and/or 2.  Both are excellent games in their own right and defintely worth playing.

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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2004, 02:24:33 PM »

The Fallouts and Anachronox would have been perfect, except that I should have already had them on my initial 'example' list.

I think the main thing that distinguished the games on my list was that, after playing, I felt like I had visited a living, breathing world.  It felt real (if defunct;)), and left with a feeling of having really been there.

I am looking into Beyond Good and Evil.  I have Deus Ex:IW sitting here, waiting until after I replay Deus Ex.  The Longest Journey is in my collection, but I have started it three times, and have never gotten past the first chapter.  That was because of other things coming up, not because of the gameplay, but already knowing the beginning by heart makes it tough to get motivated.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2004, 02:31:38 PM »

How about Outcast?  Older game and I have only played a little bit of it, but the world was rather impressive.

Doh, you had that listed.  Nevermind.  :oops:

I definitely say Beyond Good and Evil then.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2004, 02:56:12 PM »

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I think the main thing that distinguished the games on my list was that, after playing, I felt like I had visited a living, breathing world.  It felt real (if defunct;)), and left with a feeling of having really been there.


That described my experience with Beyond Good & Evil perfectly.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2004, 04:42:39 PM »

"Deus Ex : Invisible War isn't as bad as it's made to be, and with the fan patches looks pretty good."

Does anyone have any info about these patches?  I'm intruiged .  . .
I, too, have Invisible War sitting on my shelf until after I finish Deus Ex  again.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2004, 08:12:53 PM »

How about Shadowrun for the Genesis? It's not as advanced as those games on your list, but I still can go back to it from time to time for that great cyberpunk/sci-fi feel.  

The upcoming Metalheart should hopefully work too.
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2004, 08:37:28 PM »

John P.'s Invisible War Textures

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They do look very nice.
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2004, 09:11:45 PM »

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How about Shadowrun for the Genesis? It's not as advanced as those games on your list, but I still can go back to it from time to time for that great cyberpunk/sci-fi feel.  

The upcoming Metalheart should hopefully work too.


Never could get that damned bomb out of my head.

In any case, it looks like I have to cross The Longest Journey off my possibles list.  Absolutely nothing I can do will get it installed - I just get 'CD-ROM Drive is busy' errors.
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